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Sophos in Healthcare

Healthcare institutions are custodians of enormous patient data that is worth a fortune in the dark web world. Lack of adequate cyber defense, innovative technologies that deliver better healthcare efficiencies, soaring number of internet-connected medical devices, telemedicine, and BYOD – where more and more medical practitioners are dealing with patient data on their personal devices, are pulling the healthcare industry deeper into cyber trouble.

Sophos has been securing the networks and data of NHS organizations for over 20 years and protects over 60% of machines. We are a UK-founded company and so we fully understand the need to keep your NHS organizations’ networks and data secure so that you can focus on providing care to your patients. And all against a backdrop of having to meet cost-saving targets and adhere to rigorous compliance regulations.

One solution for your multiple
needs - Sophos.

  • Complete security for NHS institutions

    Our dedicated NHS Team are always on hand to provide you with advice and guidance. We regularly involve senior Sophos management in meetings with the NHS to ensure that the priorities of the NHS are taken into account when planning the future for our products. For example, we recently introduced NHS-specific data leakage prevention rules into our products following consultation with a number of our clients. As a UK-based company we understand that the NHS is not one entity but a plethora of different organizations, each of which have their own specific requirements and priorities. Thanks to our understanding of the market you can be rest assured that we will continue to create our products and licensing schemes with you in mind.

    Please ask about how the NHS framework pricing scheme could save you significant money by enabling you to consolidate the number of suppliers that you deal with. This includes the option of us ‘buying back’ existing time that you may have with your current suppliers, enabling you to make the move to Sophos sooner rather than later.

  • Stop Ransomware

    The high value of sensitive medical data is making the healthcare sector a favorite target for ransomware. Sophos Intercept X prevents the malicious, spontaneous encryption of data by all forms of ransomware—even trusted files or processes that have been hijacked—with its CryptoGuard feature. CryptoGuard works on your endpoints and servers, detecting and stopping ransomware from encrypting your files. It complements your existing security, blocking processes that attempt to make unauthorized modifications to your data. Once ransomware is intercepted, CryptoGuard reverts your files back to their safe states.

  • Take control of your remote sites

    The NHS structure is constantly changing and so you need to be able to adapt quickly so that you can manage new sites and keep your networks secure. Our SG UTM, amongst other things, provides an easy way to enable you to take back control of remote sites in conjunction with our Sophos RED devices. This solution has been particularly well received in the English primary care sector as Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) and shared services look to provide services to GP sites and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Some organizations have used this solution to save money by utilizing a normal Internet connection rather than an expensive N3 breakout and sending traffic out through their main gateway. You are even able to provide wireless access at these remote sites, which can be fully-managed from your main office.

  • Full Visibility and User, App Control

    Get real-time visibility and control over users, applications, and web category across all locations in your network. Our patented Layer 8 technology gives you user-level controls over applications, bandwidth and other network resources regardless of IP address, location, network or device – giving you complete control over who is doing what in your network. You can ensure prioritized bandwidth for business-critical apps with our Traffic Shaping (QoS) feature and limit bandwidth for non-business applications.

  • Protect Patient Data

    Securing patient identifiable data (PID) is vital and NHS organizations need to make sure that they do everything they can to stop data breaches that can lead to significant fines being imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We help you make sure that your data is kept secure. Our security and data protection uniquely integrates endpoint, email and web security, and network access control to deliver easy-to-use solutions that keep your data safe, wherever it goes. The Data Control module in our core antivirus engine allows the engine to check attachments to see if they contain personally-identifiable information, and allow administrators to put policies in place around the movement of this data. Sophos SafeGuard encryption offers the simplest and best data protection solution that secures data wherever it goes, when you share it or even upload onto the cloud over apps like Dropbox. Our technologies can also fit in easily with your existing workflows. For example, we are able to use your NHS smartcards to authenticate users to our encryption solutions making user management easy.

  • Get your BYOD strategy right

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is currently the most common driver for new technology deployment. But how will you secure your network if you have unmanaged devices running on it? What access should you grant an unmanaged device to your network? How can you protect users on your network when they are using an unmanaged device? There is no simple answer to BYOD, but we can help you to securely implement a BYOD device strategy in a simple way. The benefits this could bring you are numerous, in terms of overall cost savings, and all the way through to improving healthcare engagement.

  • Unprecedented Network Visibility

    Sophos’ granular and user identity-based reporting gives you visibility into your institution’s surfing trends, bandwidth and system utilization, Internet usage, intrusion alerts, and more. The reports include search engine queries and forensic reports on individual user activity, enabling you to understand behavior and take early action. Reports are generated on the SG UTM without any additional purchase required. Administrators are also able to view traffic in real time and choose to instantly block or shape that traffic. To enhance or extend your reporting needs, Sophos iView gives you an option of a dedicated reporting appliance.


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